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Ang Panahon ng Halimaw

(Season of the Devil)

Lav Diaz, 2018

Ang Panahon Ng Halimaw (Season Of The Devil) Trailer 1

Maestro Lav Diaz returns to Berlinale after previous Epicmedia produced “A Lullaby To The Sorrowful Mystery” won the Silver Bear.

In the late 70s, a gang of militias, under the control of the military, terrorizes a remote village in the Philippines.The terror being inflicted on the populace is not just corporal but intensely psychological as well. They were constantly fed with apocryphal tales about the village leader. A few souls are not giving up. They are fighting. The poet/teacher/activist, Hugo Haniway, decides to find out the truth about the disappearance of his wife. A love story set in the darkest period of Philippine history, the Marcos Dictatorship. The narrative and the characters are a composite of real events and real people that happened and existed during the period.

A Filipino rock opera.

Film Festivals

Berlinale 2018 (Main Competition) • Hong Kong IFF • Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM (FICUNAM, Mexico) • Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (FICCI, Columbia) - BEST FILM • Vilnius IFF • Bildrausch Filmfest Basel

Producing Partners

Globe Studios • Sine Olivia Pilipinas

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